Me, today

Oh, hey, I think I'll put together a presentation for my speaking engagement thing-a-ma-jig* on Saturday. Okay, what was that new software I was wanting to try for power points? I must find the app on my phone. Looks at phone. Hey, new facebook notifications. Wow, that's a really cool obituary that showed up on … Continue reading Me, today

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Seven minutes in a car with a toddler

The scene: Driving home from Louisa's dance class.  Louisa is in the third row, Annie is rear-facing in the middle row.  I'm in the driver's seat. Pulling through the drive-thru at Sonic (which was a dumb idea because it's so much slower than if you actually pull into a stall). Annie: Mom, I want dinner. … Continue reading Seven minutes in a car with a toddler

Public service announcement for July 25th, 2019

For immediate release: #1 When rounding in hoop and/or loop earrings, one must exert extreme caution so as not to entangle one's stethoscope in said earrings. The result could involve significant pain and potentially disfigurement. #2 When referring to the palliative care team in a progress note, refrain from using the word "impending." That conjures … Continue reading Public service announcement for July 25th, 2019

The great cake debacle of 2019

On Sunday, Danny and I had the rare opportunity to go to dinner. Together. Without kids (thanks mom and dad). We initially planned to go to Café Europa but when they called to confirm our reservation, they mentioned that they wouldn't be serving alcohol that night. Um.... I asked if it was Southern Baptist night, … Continue reading The great cake debacle of 2019

The parable of the nine year old and the finger nail

Today Louisa and Luke commissioned me to paint their fingernails red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. Luke wanted four toes painted burgundy with his big toe striped with red, white and blue...which Louisa accurately pointed out looked like the French flag. Louisa, on the other hand (har har har), had much more … Continue reading The parable of the nine year old and the finger nail